Ravens advance to CIS semifinals with 82-64 win over McMaster

Gee-Gees also move on to Saturday’s semifinals after defeating Saskatchewan


OTTAWA – The 2014 ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship, hosted by theCarleton University Ravens, got underway at Canadian Tire Centre earlier today with four quarter-final matchups. Four teams remain in the hunt for the W.P. McGee Trophy, which will be presented to the national champion following Sunday’s final.

Results from the quarter-finals:
Quarter-final #1: No. 6 Saint Mary’s 62, No. 3 Alberta 72
Quarter-final #2: No. 7 McMaster 64, No. 2 Carleton 82
Quarter-final #3: No. 5 McGill 54,  No. 4 Victoria 63
Quarter-final #4: No. 8 Saskatchewan 73, No. 1 Ottawa 94

Saturday’s semifinal games at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. are single elimination matchups with the two winners advancing to Sunday afternoon’s championship game at 2 p.m. The Ravens, who entered the competition as reigning three-time champions after claiming their record ninth CIS title a year ago, will face the University of Alberta Golden Bears in the first semifinal matchup, while the No. 1 rankedUniversity of Ottawa Gee-Gees will face the University of Victory Vikes in the nightcap.

The consolation semifinal session will take place earlier on Saturday with games at 12:30 p.m. (McMaster vs. Saint Mary’s) and 2:30 p.m. (Saskchewan vs. McGill), while the lone Sunday session will also feature the bronze medal game at 10:30 a.m. Each of the three remaining sessions (six games in total) will take place at Canadian Tire Centre.

Doubleheader session tickets can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

The tournament schedule, in addition to team media guides and statistics, can be found by visitinghttp://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mbkb/index.

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